The world is full of happiness and sadness, I merely show others the true depths of these emotions.
A Dramaturgist is someone whose performances transcend the mortal and ordinary and become that of the muses. They can crush ideals through their performances, or push allies to new heights.
BECOMING A CLASS NAME
Doomspeak or Lyric Spell
9 ranks in Perform (Act)
Know either Heroism or Scare
The Face of Fortune (Ex):
|Level||Base Attack Bonus||Fort Save||Ref Save||Will Save||Special||Spells|
|The Face of Fortune, Bardic Music||+1 level of existing spellcasting class|
|The World's a Stage||+1 level of existing spellcasting class|
|Mask of Melody||-|
|Class Ability||+1 level of existing spellcasting class|
|And I Must Scream, Virtuous Visage||+1 level of existing spellcasting class|
When entering the Dramaturgist class you choose to follow either the tragic route, or the comic route. A Dramaturgist creates a mask which becomes their new face, though it is a terrible rendition of a human face, resembling a Venetian mask more than anything else. Creating a mask costs 100 gp and takes 1 day.
You wear a mask that constantly cries a small stream of blood, bringing despair upon those who oppose you and even to those who know you. You gain +2 to intimidate, and may demoralize as a move action. This bonus improves to +4 at 3rd level, +6 at 5th level.
You wear a mask of utter mirth, with an exaggerated smile permanently etched upon it, you bring joy upon those around you and even elation at your best. You gain +2 to Bluff and may feint in combat as a move action. This bonus improves to +4 at 3rd level, +6 at 5th level.
The World’s a Stage (Su):
A Dramaturgist is a master of the theatre, able to perform so stunningly that they need no other skills. Once per day per skill a Dramaturgist can replace a Diplomacy, Bluff, Intimidate, Gather Information or Handle Animal with a Perform (Act) check.
Mask of Melody (Su):
Your skill at acting in your mask improves to the point that it now grants you a +5 circumstance bonus. In addition you can now create such powerful performances that you gain both the inspire courage and inspire greatness abilities (as a bard, pg. 29 Player’s Handbook). If you already have these abilities levels in Dramaturgist stack with levels in the class that gave you them.
And I Must Scream (Su):
A Dramaturgist who has chosen the Tragic Face gains the ability to instil their fear and despair upon others. As a standard action once per day per point of Charisma modifier (minimum 1) you can crush someone completely and utterly. If they fail a will save (DC 10 + Dramaturgist level + Charisma Modifier) they are blinded, deafened, lose the ability to speak, and take 1 point of wisdom damage per round for a number of rounds equal to your charisma modifier.
Virtuous Visage (Su):
A Dramaturgist who has chosen the Comic Face gains the ability to inspire happiness amongst his allies. As a full round action once per day per point of Charisma modifier (minimum 1) you can put on a merry farce. This gives all allies who can hear it Freedom of Movement
and Heart’s Ease
(BoED p 100). This lasts as long as your performance continues, and takes a full round action each round to maintain.